Fragrant Iris

Fragrant Irises

Fragrance is often an overlooked quality of the bearded irises. This can be difficult to understand because the perfumes produced from some of these fragrant flowers vary from light and sweet to heavily scented, dusky and even a "chocolate" essence. If you specifically want fragrant iris flowers, you will be pleased with the following selection from our fragrant irises.

The fragrant Iris often have a sweet scent that makes them doubly enjoyable as a cut flower.

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  • Sky Search - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Sky Search$8.25$7.50
    (Gaulter 1992) TB 38 inches (97 cm), EM. Sky blue, whitish beards; Pronounced sweet fragrance.

  • Smart Move - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Smart Move$10.50
    (K.Keppel 1995) TB 38 inches (97 cm), L S-rattan F-tan-rose effect,amber brown hafts & rim B-light brown,lavender base;fragrant HM 1997
  • Snow Shoes - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Snow Shoes$14.00$12.00
    (Manley Osborne, 1995) TB, 31 inches (79 cm), M S. white, blue center glow; style arms blue white, light blue lip; F. white, white petaloid at end of wide blue white beard; slight sweet fragrance. HM 1999.
  • Sonata in Blue - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Sonata in Blue$8.25$7.50
    (R.G.Smith 1994) TB 31 inches (78 cm), M & RE Brilliant violet B-yellow tipped white;slight fragrance
  • Speed Limit - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Speed Limit$12.00
    (Lauer 1992) TB RE 38 inches (97 cm), EM. The standards are med. blue, white spot and the falls are same; ruffled & flaring. Reliable rebloom for us in zone 8. Reported to rebloom in zones 5 to 9. Fragrant Iris.
  • Speeding Again - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Speeding Again$9.50$8.50
    (L.Lauer 1998) TB 38 inches (97 cm), M & RE S. light purple, midrib flushed white; style arms light purple; F. light purple, white central flash; beards white, yellow in throat; ruffled; pronounced sweet fragrance. Stellar Lights X Speed Limit. HM 2000
  • Splat - fragrant Intermediate bearded Iris
    (George Sutton, 2002) IB, 25 inches (64 cm), EML S. and style arms blended pale violet and old gold, darker violet veining; F. washed violet over white, veined and striped burgundy, 1/2 inches old gold edge; beards yellow orange, red violet horn; ruffled; S. crepe-edged; slight spicy fragrance. What Again X Sky Hooks.
  • Spring Pastel - fragrant Border bearded Iris
    Spring Pastel$10.50
    (J. Ragle 1999) BB 24 inches (61 cm), M Pastel lavender,lighter S base & center of F B-poppy red,lavender;fragrant
  • St. Petersburg - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    St. Petersburg$8.00
    (Monty Byers, 1990) TB, 38 inches (97 cm), M & RE Heavily ruffled silvery violet white changing to green white in center of F., touched yellow at hafts; light violet blue beard tipped yellow; slight fragrance.

    Reliable rebloom for us in zone 8.

    Reported to rebloom in zones 6 to 9.

  • Star Surge - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Star Surge$24.00$21.00
    (George Sutton, 2000) TB, 36 inches (91 cm), ML S. and style arms imperial purple; F. imperial purple speckled white, lower third dark plum purple with thin white to violet edge; beards bronze; ruffled; slight spicy fragrance.
  • Stardock - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    (George Sutton,2004) TB SA, 37 inches (94 cm), ML & RE S. and style arms coral pink; F. beetroot purple washed violet purple, coral pink spray pattern; beards old gold, beetroot flounce; ruffled; slight spicy fragrance. Mesmerizer X G-92: (Tomorrow's Child x Sweet Musette). HM 2008
  • Stingray - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    (Monty Byers, 1989) TB, SA, 36 inches (91 cm), ME-ML & RE S. medium violet blue; F. slightly deeper; blue beard tipped yellow, long violet horns during spring bloom; heavily ruffled; pronounced sweet/musky fragrance. Reliable rebloom for us in zone 8. Reported to rebloom in zones 7, 8, and 9.
  • Strictly Ballroom - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Strictly Ballroom$8.00
    (L.Lauer 1994) TB 34 inches (86 cm), M S-white F-medium blue,undertoned lavender B-white tipped lavender;fragrant HM 1996
  • Sultan's Daughter - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Sultan's Daughter$9.50
    (B.Blyth 1995) TB 36 inches (91 cm), M S-biscuit to beige,flushed rose F-plush ruby,lighter edge B-gold,fragrant
  • Sultry Lady - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Sultry Lady$11.00
    (Gordon & Lorraine Nicholson, 2001) TB, 37 inches (94 cm), EM w/purple markings ;; slight sweet fragrance.
  • Summertime Beauty - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Summertime Beauty$18.25
    (Gordon & Lorraine Nicholson, 2001) TB, 34" (86 cm), M & RE S.soft grape,style yellow to gold;F.soft maroon,center light ,haft darker,gold rim;B.yellow. Slight sweet fragrance.AIS has this listed as 34 inches, but every year this is the tallest Iris in our garden with over 2000 varieties. All of the stalks are from 49 inches to a bit over 50 inches tall. The flowers are also very large. If you are looking for tall, this the the one.
  • Summertime Blues - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Summertime Blues$8.00
    (George Sutton, 2002) TB, 37 inches (94 cm), M & RE. S. pale wistaria blue, midrib slightly deeper; style arms pale wistaria blue; F. paler wistaria blue; beards orange, wistaria blue at end; heavily ruffled, diamond dusted; pronounced sweet fragrance. (Busy Being Blue x Deity) X Star Master.
  • Sunny Disposition - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Sunny Disposition$8.00
    (Lloyd Zurbrigg 1991 TB 36 inches (91 cm) M & RE Near primrose yellow; yellow beard; pronounced sweet fragrance. Harvest of Memories X Immortality. Reliable rebloom for us in zone 8. Reported to rebloom in zones 6 to 9.
  • Sunray Reflection - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Sunray Reflection$8.00
    (R.Ernst 1992) TB 38 inches (97 cm), ML S-lemon yellow F-white,lemon yellow rim & shoulders B-yellow;fragrant HM 1995
  • Superstition - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    (Schreiner's 1977) TB 36 inches (91 cm), M Rich ebony with a hint of maroon. Sweet fragrance. HM 1979 AM 1981

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Looking for the most fragrant Iris. Try using the search function for the word "pronounced" which should return all the varieties that have a pronounced fragrance.

Some of the tall bearded Iries are also Reblooming Iris. You will be able to identify them when you see the "RE" in the description. RE is for Reblooming (Irises). Some of the reblooming irises are also very fragrant Irises